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2 businesses able to reopen after building fire

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two businesses in a commercial building in Derry, New Hampshire. The fire happened Monday. Two businesses were totally destroyed — Linc’s Auto Body and New England Tanya Finishing. Two others were able to reopen by the end of the week, Sportswagen Body Ship and Northeast Equipment. Officials from the State Department of Environmental Services were at … 0

Report: ‘Multiple’ chances to prevent 2013 crash

Friday, September 19, 2014

A New Hampshire State Police report says maintenance on a tractor-trailer on Interstate 93 wasn’t up to date when a tire came off and bounced across the lanes in Hooksett last tear, causing a crash that killed a driver. WMUR reported that the police said numerous violations were discovered following their inspection of the truck owned by Crawford Homes and the trailer owned … 0

Pembroke man charged in July stabbing at White Park

Friday, September 19, 2014

A 21-year-old Pembroke man has been accused of stabbing a teenager and reported friend earlier this summer in White Park, an attack that witnesses have said he confessed to, explaining, “I just felt like doing it.” Michael Bennett was arrested yesterday at the Merrimack County jail, where he is serving a nine-month sentence on unrelated criminal charges. He was arraigned yesterday morning on … 0

Ray Duckler: No day at the beach for honeymooners

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ryan Beauchesne called it the typical “I’m drowning move,” meaning he heard a boy scream “help,” then saw only a hand above the water’s surface. Moments later, the 28-year-old Concord High graduate was swimming in the cold bay … 1

Advocate strikes delicate balance at murder trial

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Brigit Feeney walked a delicate line during the trial of a man accused of killing and raping University of New Hampshire sophomore Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott. For nearly two years before the trial, she consoled Marriott’s family, kept them … 0

CDC: Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped

Saturday, September 6, 2014

An estimated 19.3 percent of women have been raped at one point in their lives. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which Friday released results from a 2011 survey. Additionally, nearly 2 percent of men have been raped; nearly 44 percent of women and … 0

Mystery shrouds U.S. couple’s crash off Jamaica

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rescue crews searching off Jamaica’s coast yesterday said they could no longer see debris spotted earlier, stymieing efforts to solve the mystery surrounding a small plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple that went on a ghostly … 0

Federal court rules on Exeter Hospital’s lawsuit

Friday, September 5, 2014

A federal judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Thursday brought by Exeter Hospital against a staffing agency that had once worked with a cardiac technician who infected 32 of the hospital’s patients with hepatitis C virus. U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe said the Maxim agency ended its … 0

Mom fights resuscitation order for ill daughter

Friday, September 5, 2014

A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions. Maine child welfare officials who intervened after the baby was severely injured say life-saving measures in the … 0

Ex-Virginia gov, wife guilty of public corruption

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted yesterday of using his office to promote a dietary supplement in exchange for gifts in a public corruption case that derailed the career of a onetime rising Republican … 0

Man who helped Mont Vernon home invasion killers denied parole

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A 24-year-old man imprisoned for hiding evidence and fabricating an alibi for friends who savagely killed a Mont Vernon woman and maimed her 11-year-old daughter was denied parole yesterday by the New Hampshire parole board. The board told Autumn Savoy he needs to work his way through transitional … 0

Judge orders medical records to be turned over in racist graffiti case

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The defense for Raymond Stevens has been ordered to provide a state forensic examiner with all medical records relating to a gunshot wound the former Concord resident inflicted on himself last fall after being charged with defacing the homes of refugee families. Stevens has been under house arrest … 0

Evidence hearing in Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case postponed 60 days

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Evidence against a New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl last October won’t be aired in court next week. Prosecutors and lawyers representing 34-year-old Nathanial Kibby agreed to postpone a hearing on the evidence against him for 60 days. Kibby was scheduled to appear in court … 0